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OSCON 2014: How We Went Remote


Published July 22, 2014


Introduction


This video (as well as the slides, also contained in this item), are from VM Brasseur's How We Went Remote talk at OSCON 2014.

A high quality version of this video is available from O'Reilly Media. I suggest you check it out, since it actually looks/sounds decent. ;-)

Session Description


A lot of engineering teams are considering going remote now. And why not? There are excellent people everywhere. Why limit yourself only to those who can come into the office?

Because you may not be able to support those remote workers, that’s why.

There’s a lot more to having a remote team than just hiring someone then flying him/her in to visit the mother ship a couple times a year. Without the correct infrastructure and processes in place, remote hiring will turn into an exercise in frustration for you (at the home office) and set the remote worker up for failure.

During this session we’ll discuss some of the preparations you should make before bringing remote staff on board. This will include:
  • Communication channels

  • Development methodologies and processes

  • Documentation

  • But…what about culture?

Other Links


  • Zotero Collection of telecommuting articles & resources (a continual work in progress)


Producer VM Brasseur
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